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Wycombe District Council invites local people to have their say on urgent health care services

| October 1, 2014

WDC Offices, Queen Victoria Road

Wycombe District Council is calling on local residents to have their say about their experiences of Minor Injuries and Illness Unit (MIIU) at Wycombe Hospital and the Accident and Emergency department at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

A public listening event will take place at 7.00pm on Wednesday 15th October 2014 at Bucks New University.

The public listening event is being held by the Council as part of a review into the state of urgent health care in the Wycombe district.

The primary focus of the event is to hear from residents of the Wycombe district on how well they think that the current urgent care arrangements work for them. Following the event, the aim is to produce some practical recommendations to the relevant agencies to ensure that local people get the best health care treatment they can, as quickly as possible.

Cllr Ron Gaffney, who will chair the public listening event in his role as Chairman of the Improvement and Review Commission, commented: ‘We know that healthcare provision is an issue that local residents feel very passionately about. The public listening event is open to any Wycombe district resident who’s experienced the MIIU at Wycombe Hospital and/or the A&E at Stoke Mandeville in recent years. All we ask is that you register to come along and are willing to share the experience that you’ve had with us, whether that was good or bad, so that we can make some sensible suggestions about how the two services could be improved.

Local people attending the event will be asked for their practical solutions for improving the current urgent health care services, as well as their suggestions for how to make it clearer which urgent health care service people should use, depending on the circumstances.

The Council’s Improvement and Review Commission is carrying out the review after full council voted unanimously agree that there should be a review into urgent health care in the Wycombe district.

You can register to attend the event on Eventbrite (external website).

Anyone without access to the internet can contact Wycombe District Council Democratic Services on 01494 421 210.

Further information can be found on the Wycombe District Council website.

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